"Gartner is one of several Johns Hopkins School of Education graduates to be striking success as an entrepreneur. While many who enroll aspire to be educators, administrators, counselors or researchers, others join with an eye towards building a business related to education. For example, Pilar Torres had already mapped out a plan for an educational consulting company when she applied to the doctoral program in entrepreneurial leadership in education. The growth of her company, Fathum Inc., and her studies and research interests are intertwined. Other School of Education students, such as Margaret Roth, join the program aiming to be teachers, but discover a new passion along the way. Roth grew fascinated with the metrics of learning and joined forces with one of her professors to found YetAnalytics Inc. She currently serves as chief customer experience officer.
Here’s a look at each of these entrepreneurs, the companies they are creating — and the ways in which their School of Education experiences are shaping their work today."